Regional & economic cooperation

FDC has actively fostered regional cooperation within both Asia and the South West Pacific, and importantly, between the Pacific and Asia, for three decades. A seminal paper by Dr Andrew Elek and Dr John Conroy, Building an Asia-Pacific community: Development cooperation within APEC, contributed significantly to shaping the APEC Manila Declaration on Economic Cooperation and Development of November 1996. Bernard Wood’s insights on development cooperation in the 21st century, addressing assistance with governance and conflict management, controversies about globalisation, and reforming ‘donor-driven’ aid at the time, though published 20 years ago, remain valid today. FDC’s distinctive South Pacific and Caribbean Island Economies Comparative Study identified measures to stimulate the growth of the indigenous private sector, working mechanisms for private-public sector collaboration, and a regional approach to export and investment promotion and other economic themes.

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Regional and economic cooperation

Financing Development Colloquium, 2004

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

This was an opportunity to hear from international and Australian experts on the links between economic growth, poverty reduction and shared prosperity in an increasingly insecure world.

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Regional and economic cooperation

Managing Remittances Training Samoa, 2011

by Luse Kinivuwai

FDC, with support from Western Union Foundation and in consultation with the United Nations Development Programme Pacific Centre produced this financial literacy training manual targeted at poor r ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

MEDIAting Globalisation, 2001

by Beris Gwynne

In the course of FDC consideration of issues impacting on international cooperation for sustainable development, the Media (global and local) - print, radio, television, the internet - emerges as ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

Development cooperation into the 21st century, 2000

by Bernard Wood

Forward-looking observations on development policy, governance, conflict, globalisation and partnerships by Bernard Wood, former Director of OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate and Foundin ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

South Pacific Futures Outcomes, 2000

by Andrew Elek

The Brisbane Dialogue on South Pacific futures provided the opportunity for wide-ranging discussions among a diverse group of people from the Pacific Islands and others interested in the future of ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

FDC Nai Sema No 2, 2010

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

Over the last two decades, FDC has done a great deal of project work focused on expanding financial services for the poor as well as undertaking various ICT4Dinitiatives.

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Regional and economic cooperation

Moving beyond Bali 07, 2007

by Jack Whelan

This FDC Briefing Note highlights a number of innovative strategies related to how communities can capitalise on climate change, including by engaging with the business community, donors, NGOs, br ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

APAC-FI-Summit-Program, 2015

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

FDC's APAC Financial Inclusion Summit 2015 program and speakers biographies.

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Regional and economic cooperation

Outcomes of the 2001 APEC Summit, 2001

by John Conroy

APEC has proposed concerted action by members to take up the challenge of securing the benefits of the new economy for all citizens. APEC Leaders are also concerned to demonstrate the benefits of ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

Forging new partnerships, 1997

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

This paper summarises the main issues discussed at a recent meeting hosted by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on 2 December 1997.

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Regional and economic cooperation

Pacific Development Research Symposium, 2002

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

FDC hosted a development research symposium in Brisbane, Australia, in July 2002. The symposium brought together prominent development researchers from around the world for a comprehensive exchang ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

APEC as a Force for Financial inclusion, 2008

by John Conroy

The forthcoming APEC leaders meeting in Lima, Peru, in November 2008, presents a significant opportunity to place the objective of increasing financial inclusion for the poor at the forefront of c ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

APEC and global public goods, 2001

by John Conroy

Globalisation has thrown up issues which offer opportunities and pose threats to nations and the international system. Government leadership or public/private partnerships may provide the best app ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

FDC Nai Sema No 3, 2010

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

Over the last two decades, FDC has done a great deal of project work focused on expanding financial services for the poor as well as undertaking various ICT4Dinitiatives.

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Regional and economic cooperation

The Resources Sector in Developing Countries, 2008

by Fikreth Shuaib

Resource sector companies in developing countries operate in a complex environment. They face a range of challenges which require innovative solutions. One such challenge is the need to help secur ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

BWTP Corporate History, 2011

by Jamie Bedson

2010 marked 20 years since Banking with the Poor was conceived by the FDC. This report provides a comprehensive history of the activities, milestones and achievements of the BWTP Network since its ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

Managing Remittances Training Manual, 2009

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

The materials contained in this training manual provide a variety of activities that seek to develop remittances receiving household's financial literacy. The materials are made up of four modules ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

South Pacific Futures, 2000

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

How to build better futures for South Pacific nations was the focus of a unique conference near Brisbane in November 2000.

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Regional and economic cooperation

ASPI-FDC TOR Australian Aid and National Security, 2010

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute and FDC convened an independent Task Force to consider the relationship between Australia's national security and our official development assistance.

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Regional and economic cooperation

The Relevance of Microbanking to APEC, 2002

This paper proposes an initiative to bind APEC leaders' commitments to IT access and human capacity-building together with a complementary program for microbanking and microenterprise development.

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Regional and economic cooperation

FDC Nai Sema No 1, 2009

by Foundation for Development Cooperation

Over the last two decades, FDC has done a great deal of project work focused on expanding financial services for the poor as well as undertaking various ICT4Dinitiatives.

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Regional and economic cooperation

ECOTECH at the Heart of APEC, 1999

by Andrew Elek

FDC coordinated a series of policy dialogues between 1995 and 1998 at which many of the ideas in this paper were developed to find new approaches to development cooperation in a global environment ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

Human Capacity-Building for the New Economy, 2001

by Andrew Elek

The Leaders of APEC member economies have pledged to achieve universal Internet access in their countries by 2010, at least at the community level. The Beijing Initiative provides a roadmap for mo ...

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Regional and economic cooperation

Achieving APECs Ecotech Targets, 2002

by Andrew Elek

This paper was prepared for FDC by Andrew Elek, the inaugural Chair of the APEC Senior Officials Meeting in 1989. A founding official of the APEC process, Andrew has been the principal architect o ...

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